Category Archives: Technical

When tech cams were more technical

Attach a lens to the front and a digital back to the rear and your tech cam – like this Cambo WRS-1600 – is ready to use. And thanks to the good live view of nowaday’s digital backs focussing is … Continue reading

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Making waves

In the 1950’s water management and water works became big issues in The Netherlands. This required facilities to test scale models of new infrastructural projects. And we are not talking about kitchen-table-size scale models. Therefore an open air laboratorium was … Continue reading

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Smooth, flexible and precise: Cambo Geared Tripod Heads

The Cambo PCH and PCF geared heads provide the fast adjustability of a ball-head, combined with the independent axis control of a 3-way pan-tilt head. Since the gears are self-locking, there’s no need to disengage the locks before adjusting the … Continue reading

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New life for your view camera

Many view cameras that were acquired in the Nineties or Zeroes (that sounds horrible!) by commercial studios and schools now have entered the stage of retirement. Not unlike human beings, some of these trusted work horses would rather stay active. … Continue reading

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There’s no such thing as a lost space

One Wall Away is the title of Jan Theun van Rees’ website. And it says a lot about his work. Walls do not only surround a space and keep the outside at bay, they also form a connection with the … Continue reading

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Sigma FP meets Cambo Actus

Here we see the smallest Full Frame interchangeable lens camera attached to the smallest view camera. It’s the latest addition to the L-Alliance announced at Photokina 2018. Leica, Panasonic and Sigma made public to use the Leica L bayonet (by … Continue reading

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More than a modern classic

Basically a view camera is nothing more or less than a flexible connection between a lens and a light sensitive medium. The latter being a glass plate, a sheet or roll of film or a digital sensor. One could easily … Continue reading

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Fachkameraworkshop in Frankfurt am Main

In their new Frankfurt based store Calumet Germany will conduct a View Camera Workshop. A blog entry in German: Calumet Deutschland veranstaltet in Frankfurt einen Workshop             Produktfotografie mit der Fachkamera. Wir werden dafür  technische Unterstützung und Demo-Apparatur zur Verfügung stellen. … Continue reading

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Simple things that make live easier

Due to the long barrel in some WRS lens panels the rear element of the lens is hard to access. You’ll still manage to put the lens cap on, but taking it off can be a nuisance. Photographers are creative … Continue reading

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Wandering where Kit Carson explored

Talented photographers often find visual stories in the things we take for granted or pass without noticing. While driving in Northern Mexico, Peter Misfeldt noticed the numerous roadside memorials. He started to photograph them and this turned into a project … Continue reading

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